Word 'around the campfire is that Apple had an eye on Canoo last year. Canoo
It looks like Hyundai is not Apple's first choice for partnerships (according to rumors) for the production of its rumored car. SeAccording to a report published Tuesday by The Verge , he also tried to get his snags in Canoo.
The report alleges that Apple approached Canoo in early 2020 to pitch the idea of acquiring the modular EV startup, but Canoo was not interested in It was open to partnership and investment, but Apple didn't bite into that, which caused the talks to collapse.
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Apple 's main interest in Canoo would be in the chassis architecture skateboard company , which, contraryment to other brands 'skateboards, incorporates most of the vehicle ' s electronics in addition to the powertrain. He would also have been mindful of Canoo's unique cable steering system, which allows him great freedom in body design.
Since then, the two companies have been very busy. Apple has stepped up its Project Titan team and rumors flowed from Cupertino about a possible launch date for the car in 2024. Canoo, meanwhile, has launched its MPDV (multipurpose delivery vehicle) .
Canoo aims to have this MPDV in limited production next year, with full-scale production in 2023. It is also said to be in talks with other big tech companies interested in it. 'engineering and design of thestartup, not to mention its technologies.
Neither Apple r Canoo immediately responded to Roadshow's request for comment.
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